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Monthly Archives: January 2003

Chautauqua- California’s Golden Parks (115)

Written on January 29, 2003 at 9:07 pm, by

Huell visits Temescal Canyon Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades which was a major center of the Chautauqua Movement in the 1920s and ‘30s. 15601 Sunset Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 310-454-1395 2003

Coastwalk- California’s Golden Coast (108)

Written on January 14, 2003 at 10:34 pm, by

The organization Coastwalk was founded to shift perception of the California coastline from one of a few isolated beaches and accesses to one of many continuous miles of unbroken beauty. Huell gets a firsthand look at portions of the California Coastal Trail, the 1,200 mile route along the entire length of California’s spectacular and diverse  Continue Reading »

Barns- California’s Gold (5012)

Written on January 9, 2003 at 12:02 am, by

Before Disneyland, Walt Disney’s enthusiasm for realistic model trains had evolved into an elaborate backyard live steam railroad. At the heart of his railroad was a quaint red barn, which was his center of operations. Now at home in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, the barn is a gem in the collection of the Los  Continue Reading »

Holcomb Valley- California’s Gold (5011)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:42 pm, by

Huell tours Holcomb Valley, just north of Big Bear, and learns about its gold mining history.  2003

Beach Traditions- California’s Gold (5010)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:40 pm, by

Huell travels up and down our coast to uncover some long-standing rituals from an abalone barbecue to surfing lessons.  2003

Little Manila- California’s Gold (5008)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:38 pm, by

Huell travels to Little Manila in Stockton–a recent addition to the National Trust for Historic Preservations’s 11-Most Endangered Historic Places list–to learn about its rich Filipino heritage. Little Manila Foundation 209-477-7143  2003

Desert Tower- California’s Gold (5007)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:37 pm, by

The Desert View Tower stands 3,000 feet above sea level, three miles east of Jacumba in the Imperial Valley. The four-story, cut-stone structure was built in the 1920s by Bert Vaughn, who owned the town of Jacumba. The pre-highway trek to the Pacific Coast was arduous, so Vaughn thought it appropriate to commemorate the pioneers  Continue Reading »

Tuolumne Meadows- California’s Gold (5006)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:35 pm, by

Huell visits Tuolumne Meadows inside Yosemite National Park and learns about the history and upkeep of the majestic meadow. Yosemite National Park 209-372-0200 2003

John Muir- California’s Gold (5005)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:33 pm, by

Huell goes back in time and visits with John Muir at Yosemite National Park. Muir was America’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist who is often called the father of our National Parks System. In 1892, he founded the Sierra Club to protect the newly created Yosemite National Park. Through his writing and actions,  Continue Reading »

Old-Fashioned Harvest- California’s Gold (5004)

Written on January 8, 2003 at 10:31 pm, by

Huell attends a lively recreation of an old-fashioned harvest near Modesto where the participants use vintage equipment and farming techniques while dressed in authentic attire.  2003